Every 60 seconds, a child is in need of medical care.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 17 million seriously ill children and their families.
Stream for Starlight 2021
In 2020, our amazing streamers helped raise more than $300,000 for seriously ill kids. This year, there are even more ways to stream happiness.Learn About S4S in 2021
Celebrating Child Life Specialists!
Starlight Families and Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) shared how the little things can make hospitalizations more comfortable.See Their Impact
Talking to Kids About Racism
Starlight’s Certified Child Life Specialists have gathered helpful resources to help you talk to kids about current events, and teach empathy through communication and education.Get the resources
Starlight Gaming Delivers Happiness and Entertainment for Corrigan
Starlight Kid Corrigan may be young, but he knows a thing or two about long hospital stays.Meet Corrigan